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Dr, Wife may be pregnant, please help, panic mode
Sep 2, 2011

My wife just took a home pregnancy test, came back pregnant. She then took a 2nd one, same result. Ive had no intercourse with anyone besides her, but about a month ago I did receive a few handjobs at massage parlors, with oil. This happened like 4 months ago as well. Nothing else happened.

Do You reccommend I test for HIV or other STD's? I'm totally starting to panic here. I will donate large for your answer.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi.

I see no reason for panic. The HIV-acquisition risk from massage parlor hand-jobs is essentially nonexistent. The only reason to consider HIV testing would be to gain psychological peace of mind. (There is no other medical justification.) I'm completely confident your HIV-antibody-test result would be negative.

Your "panic mode" is most likely related to guilt. I recommend leveling with your wife. It's not only the best way to confront guilt; it's also the right thing to do.

Thank you for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's very warmly appreciated.

Be well and congratulations on your pending fatherhood!

Dr. Bob



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